The endless fun is coming to an end.
In a meeting with investors, today, Disney confirmed it will cease production of its Infinity interactive gaming toy business because the model was dragging down its bottom line. The shutdown will cost the company $147 million. Despite the shutdown, Disney will still release the Infinity character sets for Alice Through the Looking Glass and Finding Dory, but the Infinity sets planned for Star Wars: Rogue One will not be released.
Disney also announced that it will pull out of publishing games in-house in favor of third party licesnsing. This means that in-house studios, such as Infinity developer Avalanche studio in Utah, will permanently close their doors. The move positions Disney to focus less on console gaming, instead putting a greater emphasis on mobile gaming. Avalanche estimates close to 300 jobs will be cut.